Content Creator? 5 Apps to Create Stunning Images
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. If I’m judging by the speed at which I scroll through my feeds though, I’d say pictures are a dime a dozen! So how do you make your images stand out and stop the scroll? Well here are 5 apps that will help you become the “scroll stopper” (think I should trademark that?).
For the photographer wanting professional level control, there’s no better app than Snapseed. It’s powerful collection of editing tools coupled with its easy to use interface has made it one of the most popular photo editing apps in the app store.
This Google developed app features a great array of filters for black and white photography, adding textures, and blurring. You also get pro tools to control exposure, color, sharpening, and cropping. There are also some photoshop-esque features such as a healing tool to remove unwanted objects and a selective adjustments feature.
If you’re into phone photography, you can’t go wrong with this app.
Enlight is a robust editing suite which includes tools for exposure, color, details, filters, and more. Where it really excels is in its ability to create whimsical and artistic photos with ease.
The built-in masking and double exposure tools can create fantastical effects. Imagine being able to overlay a face on the bark of a tree with piercing eyes. Enlight also includes plenty of options for borders and frames.
With so many tools and possibilities it can take a while to master Enlight, but it’s intuitive enough that you’ll have fun experimenting with it.
There’s no shortage of apps that provide lighting effects, but Lens Distortions is probably the best. They have a library of filters and overlays that use actual photographs of real lighting and distortion elements including sun glares, fog, glass fragments, and shines.
Don’t blame us if you get lost playing in this app for hours.
Facetune & Facetune 2
You don’t get to be the #5 best-selling app in 2015 without doing something pretty amazing. Facetune is all about one thing and one thing only: touching up those selfies.
Whatever your opinions are on touching up photos of people, let’s be honest: nobody likes that zit on their forehead. The software recognizes facial features and allows users to modify the image by smoothing skin, whitening teeth, enhancing details, even modifying the shape and size of the eyes and nose.
Facetune 2 introduced a Live Preview feature where users can adjust and preview effects using the front facing camera in real-time before snapping the picture.
If you don’t have Canva on your smartphone right now, get it. You’ll find out real quickly that what previously took you an hour in photoshop now takes you 30 seconds.
People love Canva’s quick and easy interface to add beautiful text and overlays to photos. The drag-and-drop simplicity, along with a slew of beautiful fonts and layouts can turn anyone into a professional designer. If you’re sharing quotes, stories, or put any other text on your image, Canva is where it’s at.